Shape Architecture in Brighton
On contacting the Shape Architecture we will arrange with you a convenient day and time for the Director of the practice to visit you at your property and to discuss the plans you have for your home. There is no charge for this visit. We will also be able to discuss the process from appointment to completion of your project and answer any questions that you might have.
Following this meeting we will write to you. This letter clearly sets out the nature of the brief as we understand it and describes the nature of the service we can offer and the associated fee. As we have stated our fees are Fixed Lump Sums plus vat. We also break down our fee according to the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) plan of work. This creates a menu of services that the Client can choose from.
On appointment our first activity is to carry out a digital survey of the property from which we will prepare a Measured Survey brochure and email this to you. The survey forms the basis for all follow on work including the ‘As Existing’ drawings that all planning applications require.
Following on from the measured survey Shape Architecture will prepare a number of design options for our client in response to the brief, budget and site constraints.
These options will be explored in both 3D computer modelling and 2D work with supporting drawings and design notes. All this material is then incorporated in Design Option Brochure and issued to the Client.
Following the issue of this brochure and once our clients have had a chance to look at the options the Practice Director for the project who will remain the permanent point of contact throughout the duration of the project will visit the Client and discuss the options in detail. We will look at what is liked and disliked amongst the options and through this process develop a preferred scheme. This design will then be developed in accordance with planning submission requirements and submitted on line by Shape Architecture using the governments Planning Portal. For ease Shape Architecture will also pay the application fee on behalf of our Client at this point and the claim this sum back as a project expense. Householder Planning Applications typically cost £172.
Of those Brighton extensions currently on the drawing board we have shown two largely side extensions one in the Withdean area of Brighton and one adjacent to Queens Park. Each shows the how a simple extension can be handled with creativity to bring light into the interior, provide welcome additional floorspace and improve the internal layout and also provide an improved connection, both physically and visually between inside and outside spaces.